5 Ways to Make Your Website Stand Out from Your Competition

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Creating a website can be fun, time consuming and sometimes even frustrating if you are new at working with hidden codes. Some business owners have even gone so far as to have a family member setup a website for them, but their site is not ranking in search engines at all.

One customer I helped recently, had a website so full of unnecessary code that the search engines did not rank their site well because of the clutter. If this describes what you are going through, please understand, whileContinue reading

Business Owners Should be Able to Answer These 9 Questions

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Okay, so you’ve got your domain name registered through a local website hosting server. Now you need to find a professional (and hopefully not to expensive) website designer. Who you hire depends on YOUR choice, and of course, your budget.

Personally, I tend to ask for recommendations from family and friends when I want to hire any service. That way, at least I will be more apt to avoid bad contractors.

For the sake of this article, let’s say you have a website designer in mind that you will be hiring. Before contacting them, can you answer the following 9 questions? Continue reading

Recommend HostPapa NO MORE!

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“Why?” you ask.

The short and simply response is this… no more quality tech support available. 🙁

For fifteen years I hosted my website with HostPapa, so understand, this is not being posted to be mean. Rather to inform (and apologize to) those whom I raved to Continue reading

Internal Server Error Twitter – RESOLVE!

How frustrating is that, this “Internal Server Error” message that Twitter’s server keeps giving you every time you try to upload your new header image in your Twitter account; You know, for the new responsive layout Twitter has been “rolling out” on their servers since early 2014.

Frustration is putting it mildly for most of us! It has taken me several HOURS over the past two months now, trying to figure out WHY my one image uploaded okay enough, but when I tried uploading a newer replacement header that was smaller in file size, I could NOT get my replacement image to be accepted. Didn’t seem to matter WHAT I did.Continue reading

What Pages Does My Website Need?

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Your website can have as many web pages as YOU desire. However, should your website contain several web pages, you most likely will NOT need to display a link to every web page on the navigation (or menu) bar of your website. As one web architect stated, “too many choices can be as paralysing to your website visitors as too little choice.”

According to suggestions from Information Architecture (IA), your website’s navigation bar should have links offer to at leastContinue reading

Top Secret Photo Techniques

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Create Mind-Blowing Awesome Images!

If you have a DSLR of any kind that you can start taking pictures with yours can be just like the ones that you’re seeing here on this web page (below). You do NOT need an expensive camera to take pictures like these. You just need a basic DSLR, and here’s why. Continue reading

7 Ways to Write Easy Reading Articles

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So many of us bloggers have so much to share that I think it a crime when I land at on web page with text that is so badly spaced out that I leave… because the information is far too tough to read.

It really makes my eyes hurt just looking at a web page with text Continue reading